Best The Weeknd Songs

The Top Ten

1 The Hills

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The hills is madness. Just can't get enough. Weeknd rose to another level with this hit. Take a bow the weeknd. - Ark-M

Great song.Glad it topped the list

Best by far. The song is probably my favorite song ever.

2 Wicked Games

This deserves to be number one. The Weeknd's new stuff is great and all, but none of it can compare to Wicked Games. Where do I start? The production is spacious, atmospheric, and almost somber. The lyrics are about regretting your past and looking for love at the lowest point of your life. The multitracking on the vocals in the chorus are outstanding, and the guitar in the background is beautiful. An overall amazing song, and definitely The Weeknd's best song.

This is by far the greatest song I ever heard by him. His voice is so deep and perfect. One of the best songs ever written and it deserves 1 spot

Needs to be #1. enough said. Many fans can relate the dark and sinister passion you can hear in the song. Bandwagons just put "The Hills" at #1 because its his "best yet"...No were near this song

Girl let me see that ASS

3 Starboy

Maybe Starboy is not as good as the hills, but it deserves to be at least 2nd, as wicked games sucks and should not even be in the top 10

Great song should be higher - Realtoptens

This is some good stuff! Sure, it's not as good as In the Night, but damn is it great. Let's hope the rest of the album is as good as this is! - Spark_Of_Life

Really awesome song can't stop listening to it.

4 In the Night

So...where to begin?

The production is absolutely fantastic. The synth, while smoggy, is heavily atmospheric and actually sounds like it's part of the powerful bass. The percussion is absolutely fantastic and matches the song perfectly. The Weeknd's performance is a lot less annoying than usual (cough cough The Hills).

But what makes this song truly a masterpiece are the lyrics. They tell of a stripper who was abused when she was younger and the trauma it caused her. This is an absolutely cold story with a lot of offer. The thing is only Abel could pull something like this off. The vocal melody is absolutely fantastic, the framing is fantastic, the progression is fantastic...this is literally perfect. Plus the ability to lip sync to it is fantastic. This is an obvious 5/5. - WonkeyDude98

The lyrics make this song amazing.

Once this is released as a single, people will know just how great this song is. As with every song by The Weeknd, the lyrics are beautiful, but his voice is absolutely incredible in this piece.

People on this site appear to be immature, this was one of the standout tracks on this album (I found the hills to be overrated). The lyrics are deep and meaningful, talking about a rarely touched upon subject in the music industry. Just listen and see.

5 Can't Feel My Face

Awesome song this song made weeknd recognize all around the world

Easily the Best song by The Weeknd till date.

This is such an amazing song, by the way why is #23. It should be #1.

By far is this his best song!

Written by that Swedish guy who also wrote “baby, hit me one more time” by britney!

6 I Feel It Coming


I'm so surprised that this is not #1. It sounds so much like Michael Jackson.

How is this 17! This is his best song, he will never top this. This is number 1 on my list.

There's been comparisons to the Weeknd and Michael Jackson. I think this song is the closest one you can make.

7 House of Balloons / Glass Table Girls

Just so typical Weeknd I love it

Best song of all time

Mesmerizing and caliginous

It's dark, violent, sexual, trippy, and most of all, it's The Weeknd. What more could you ask for?

8 The Morning

The hills as number one? Seriously?! Why do people who have only listened to the most popular songs even vote on this. The morning is one of the most beautiful songs ever.

The production values are outstanding out of all of his songs, with jaw-dropping vocals and a beautiful guitar strum is played in the back. What could be better?

One of the most beautiful songs I've ever heard. The gorgeous guitar instrumental along with Abel's incredible vocals and phenomenal bass lines comes together to create a wonderfully serene production.

The beat is so smooth and the guitar in the background adds so much. My favorite hands down.

9 High for This

An interesting song with a fantastic bass session

One of the best from his house of balloons album - Ajkloth

Greatest opener to an album/mixtape ever. Not only is it relevant to the storyline and incredibly immersive, but listeners feel that Abel is singing to them about his music and his music career as well. As of 2018, we still can't expect what is in store music wise from him. - jaspyboy

Incredibly catchy. - PhenomentalOne

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10 Reminder

I can't get enough of the lyrics for this song!

My favorite song by the legend love you abel

An incredible vibe. An amazing voice. Original. Darkness. Catchy. Perfect.

Every time you try to forget who I am, I'll be there to remind you again, that you know verse


The Contenders

11 Earned It

Should be in top 5 at least

After listening this I just fall for this singer.. The most seductive song ever! Event the lyrics are justifiable and beautiful...

Number 14?... Really guys?...this is undeniably his best song... I think it should be #1

Remind me of fifty shades of grey

Probably because it was on the fifty shades of gray soundtrack... - Maxo

12 Twenty Eight

His voice is the best in this song!

He pours his heart out in this, amazing song. My favourite by him, he's an amazing singer

Favorite song from him behind Wicked Games. Beautiful chorus and vocals, and the production is outstanding.

Definitely my favourite, amazing vocals and production, and he puts so much passion and emotion into it

13 Often

This is my ABSOLUTE favorite song in the world;like no other

This should be placed much higher.

One of his more famous works, with a catchy chorus and innovative lyrics

This shows how good of a songwriter the weekend was - Ajkloth

14 Tears In the Rain

Never get tired of this beautiful song

Tears in the rain is a beautiful song from Abel. It should get more attention. Listen to the lyrics and I promise you will love it. If you're an XO fan like me, you should already love every song by Abel.

Didn't know that Abel self-realizing could be so beautiful - PhenomentalOne

This is by far one of the best songs I have ever heard...from any artist. Enough said

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15 Call Out My Name

One of his best song till date.

This song made me his fan

Very underrated song - Realtoptens

Best The Weeknd song by far

16 The Zone

My favorite song, calming and good to fall asleep to

Its just good honestly plus drake kills it

Amazing song, most relaxing thing to hear


17 The Knowing

The story telling, the video, the passion, all amazing. If this was a later more known work of his, no doubt it would be higher. Definitely a pyre diamond buried under the sheer excellence of "House of Balloons".

We get an idea of the type of people who are voting if this is lower ranked than In The Night. - jaspyboy

No debate. Filled with unimaginable soul and crazy subtext behind the lyrics.

I would put this in his top 10 and the video is creative probably one of the best music videos I've seen.

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18 XO / The Host

God damm this is so good, they both amazing

The background music sets a tone that becomes complete with his almost skeptical yet compelling vocals which persuade you to want to join his lifestyle and experience the story he paints in the song

His flow, voice, and lyrics just bang! Simple.

Amazing. It's dark, it almost makes me want to experience his lifestyle. Should totally be number 1 on this list.

19 Montreal

One of his best songs, yet extremely underrated. His strained yet beautiful vocals tie into the amazing lyrics which give you an emotional and beautiful look into his life. This is definitely one of his more vulnerable songs where he expresses his sorrow and flaws

I can't pick which one is the best, but He speaks French in this song

"Baby I'm a pro at letting go, I love it when they come and go." - Ajkloth

The drums and the Weeknd's voice are amazing - Ajkloth

20 Die for You

The fact that he shows a different and more loving makes the song more unique and individual. I also appreciate the long notes in the chorus

This song is just filled with emotion and is an an amazing song to make love with your partner to.

So much emotion in one song


21 Sidewalks

27 is about 30 spots too low for this song

This needs to be in the top 20

22 Tell Your Friends

Should be top 3 behind "wicked games" and "the morning"

23 Acquainted

What abel is all about. Production out of this world

People seriously this is the best one off of beauty behind madness. Abel we need a music video to get this to the top. So hurry

If you liked this song listen to girls born in the 90's by the weeknd. It is the original version and much better.

The best song off Beauty Behind The Madness, I love it!

24 Pray for Me

Best and even better its from MARVEL! I love IT!

Great song. Kendrick's part is good as well.

The best of all

One of the best songs in 2018.☺🙃

25 Echoes of Silence

The raw emotion and feeling extracted from the vocals all comes together at the bridge where you put yourself in his position and feel what he's feeling. Amazing song

I love this song

The most amazing song from the lyrics,to the ending where the no's fade to represent him leaving. this song is a work of art

26 Next

You can hear the deep emotion in his voice and meaning behind the lyrics which create a beautiful masterpiece

This song seems so relatable for me I don't know why - Ajkloth

Incredible song

awful song

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27 Low Life

This song is incredible, especially with Future and his silly vocals, which really compliments Abel's soft tone in this song, as well as the amazing beats.

I love this song, it's the first time I understood what Future was saying

Definitely not number 1. The hills is better but definitely top 10

This must be higher than 16 its such a good song

28 Secrets

Secrets should be so much higher up the list. It's fun to sing along to and has some pretty unique sounds

It's so romantical

29 Elastic Heart

This is sia.

30 Kiss Land

This song is 7 minutes 36 seconds of pure pleasure. Back when Abel had full creative control over his work. This didn't sell well, but this was gold. The second part of the song takes the listener to a whole new world.

A beautiful story in a song. The mood he sets with the vocals and instrumental come together to paint a picture of his experiences in Asia that inspired this song and the whole album

Excellent song that splits into two completely different sounds

Best song from the album, the second part is breathtaking

31 The Party & The After Party

Seriously guys?! The Beach House sample and everything?!?!?! This song just might be perfect. There are so many new hits that aren't even that good that are way higher than this. Whatever dudes.


32 D.D

In this track, The Weeknd beautifully covers and adapts "Dirty Diana" by Michael Jackson.

33 Might Not

Weeknd makes this song great. Amazing vocals by the Weeknd.

Song should belong to The Weeknd. Amazing tune.

Whole new level of rap - cheansay

34 Angel

He surely has the voice of an angel

Really hits you in the feels. Incredibly polished and powerful

This one is one of the best! I don't get why angel and shameless are so low on this list...

Angel is just the best the vocals are wow

35 Enemy


36 6 Inch
37 Dark Times

Easily the most underrated song on BBTM.

Ed Sheeran is BAE!

38 I Was Never There
39 The Birds Part Two

This is definitely Abel's best song. - GameRiderTom

His best song coming from his best album. Bet it would be higher on this list if it was a radio single. Song is epic and powerful

Hands down, the best song he's created. There will never be another song like it, ever.

My favr8 song by him... He is the best singer ever. - anubhavkanotra

40 Adaptation

So underrated but what a song, and like someone said, along with tears in the rain, it's a hidden monster in the history of the weeknd - rui_29

Abel is basically pouring his heart out in this song, should be in the top 10!

My favorite song from Kiss Land and My 2nd favorite song by Abel.

Lyrics are perfect

41 Party Monster

This song should be a good 10 it’s so catchy, the beat is so GOOD and his voice blending with the lyrics sounds so sexy and fierce at the same time!

NUMBER 66? GUYS come on

Maybe one of his best ever, the flow is superb

Great hook, so catchy, just love it.

42 False Alarm

Should be in top 3 in my opinion.

This should be in the top ten! Probably the best Experimental song in years! - Maxo

The drop is so crazy! Makes me want to break my legs every time I listen to it!

Very Cool drop

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43 Rolling Stone

The most underrated.

Definitely one of my favourite!

44 King Of The Fall

Should be much higher on the list. The deep bass knocks with the constant dark background melody combined with his smart yet sleek lyrics wrap around his incredible voice to create another masterpiece.

Trippy, Dark, Beautiful, undeniably a classic. Easily my favorite Weeknd song. The beat, his singing, just all around a masterpiece that sucks you in & keeps you

Should be much higher on the list. The singing mixed with a nice rapping flow is perfect and the beat is amazing.

The only reason why it so low on ranking is because not enough people have heard it. Such a trippy song, makes you visualize music and hear colors. If anyone is going through the list just as I am, Please give this gem a listen.
Abel - 'I make all of them swallow, all -of, all -of...'
Me - *dead*

45 Ordinary Life

People find it hard to digest that the song starts with an explicit sexual innuendo. But when you listen with empathy, you truly understand the choices and sacrifice for a high life. An amazingly smooth daily inspiration as an alarm tone.

Underrated, as well as 'A Lonely Night'

If it isn't in the list, it's pretty underrated. - PhenomentalOne

No Ordinary Song

46 Outside
47 Till Dawn (Here Comes the Sun)

This song tells the story of his relationship with a woman in a destructive relationship.

Incredible song full of emotional pleading and loneliness told in an incredible way with killer vocals.

Really deep and underrated

Simply amazing

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48 Love Me Harder

This is awesome and shouldn't be this low on the list

Probably the weeknd's worst preformance yet - Maxo

Classic,Hot,Sexy... Lyrics

Ariana is BAE!

49 Six Feet Under
50 Where You Belong

Without a doubt his most underrated song... It's shame Earned It was the hit from Fifty Shades of Grey, and not this. It's definitely one of his darkest songs.

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1. False Alarm
2. In the Night
3. Ordinary Life
1. Tears In the Rain
2. Reminder
3. Acquainted
1. Pray for Me
2. Starboy
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